It’s another romantic comedy for Ch5 after Bie and Vill’s successful lakorn “Dok Ruk Rim Tang (Roadside Crown Flower or Crown Flower on the edge of the road)”.
“Hua Jai Ploy John (Jumping Gem Heart)” starring “Pim” Pimmada Borriruksooppakorn and ‘Mos’ Patiparn Pataweekarn will premier tomorrow, June 29th. It’s a semi-musical/ mistaken identity lakorn set in rural Thailand about a man who owes money and is on the run.
Mos is Vorapat, a guy with the most unfortunate fate. His occupation is a salesman at a company and he has the worst best friend ever. Udom (“Louis” Pongphun Phetchbantoon), Vorapat’s best friend screws him over by making him owe 10 million baht to a company. Vorapat doesn’t have the money, so he goes on the run to save his life. I guess it’s a shady company run by the mob or some underbelly organization.
By chance he runs into Boonkerd ( played by Thai country singer Tai Tanawut), a fortunate taxi driver, who is heading back to his hometown to accept an inheritance. On the way, Boonkerd gets into a car accident, the car capsized. He is badly injured and suffered a coma. As Boonkerd is in a comatose state at the hospital, Vorapat is mistakenly identified as Boonkerd and is taken to Boonkerd’s hometown in a parade.
As Boonkerd, Vorapat inherits a brass band once headed by Boonkerd’s grandfather and a large sugar palm plantation, several hundreds of acres large. Vorapat also falls in love with Saenwan (“Pim” Pimmada Borriruksooppakorn), a spunky gal whose father is aiming to have her married off to Boonkerd. As such, Vorapat enjoys his life as Boonkerd. He begins to believe he can pass as Boonkerd.
As time goes by, Vorapat faces a dilemma–sell the sugar palm plantation to pay off his debt or keep the plantation and make everyone happy. Eventually reality catches up with Vorapat, he’s not the real Boonkerd. The real Boonkerd wakes from his coma and is coming back to claim his inheritance.